ERIC Number: ED101705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Public Television Viewer and Watergate Hearings.
LeRoy, David J.; And Others
During the gavel-to-gavel coverage by public television of the Watergate Hearings of the Select Committee on Campaign Practices, audience makeup and attitudes in Florida were surveyed and profiled. Findings showed that blacks were attracted in greater proportion than whites, and males more than females. Spanish-speaking persons tended to avoid the telecasts. Exposure to college education increased the probability of watching. One-third of those watching were new to public television. While some persons were repelled by the extensive coverage, the survey showed that full coverage attracted two persons for every one it repelled. The survey findings are summarized in six tables. (Author/SK)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Communication Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Florida